Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Enlarge This is a view of the damaged Shirley Bridge and historic marker. Both are no longer there. Croxton's Raiders crossed Shirley Bridge on Upper Columbus Road on the way to take Tuscaloosa. The original Shirley Bridge that Croxton crossed was a covered wooden toll bridge built in 1835. In 1868 Alabama State Representative M.T. Crossland was assassinated at this bridge on his way to Montgomery. Mr. Crossland was a sympathizer of freed blacks after the Civil War although he was a slave holder pre-Civil War. His home was only a couple of miles from Shirley Bridge
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(2010) Enlarge This is a modern day view of the crossing at the former Shirley Bridge location. A concrete bridge is now in use where the original Shirley Bridge once stood



(2010) Enlarge Bridging the Black Warrior River River marker

(2010) Enlarge Home Guard defended covered bridge marker

The following photos were taken at a Tuscaloosa Public Library presentation that ran earlier this year (2010)

(2010) Enlarge Tuscaloosa-Northport skirmish presentation


(2010) Enlarge General Thomas Croxton

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